Ellen Johnson Sirleaf « Back Next »

President of Liberia
Recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

“That first risk…

That first challenge…

That first responsibility.

That first experience in which fear is a factor -

You have to take that first step forward and rise above it.

After that, as you move on,

The fear diminishes.

You reach a place where you have complete freedom from fear.

What is the objective?

I’m willing to take the risk that gets me there.”

(page 18)